See How Easily You Can Build Trust By Listening

There’s no doubt that trust is important. But all this attention on trust can make it seem complicated and difficult.Organizations often create internal initiatives to build trust. There are numerous books on trust. Articles cite research about trust and the critical role it plays in our lives. There’s one simple technique that quickly helps trust[…]

3 Ways to Focus on Organizational Integrity

Integrity is not just a personal issue; it is also an organizational and cultural issue. People across the enterprise are influenced by the rules, processes and values of an organization. Assess your current culture and consider the signals and subtle messaging it is sending to employees: Do clear rules exist for ethical behavior? Having guideposts,[…]

3 Phrases that Kill Trust in the Workplace

A key ingredient for establishing trust in the workplace is being accountable for your actions .  Accountability involves claiming your own power and marshaling your internal resources to achieve better results. Accountability asks, “What do you need?” Or, “What can I do to make a difference?” Accountable behavior enables you to take charge of your[…]

A Company that Builds People First and Machines Second

Bob Chapman is not your typical leader.  Take, for example, the mission of Barry-Wehmiller, the $1.5 billion company where Bob is Chairman and CEO: We build great people who do extraordinary things. You might be confused if someone told you that Barry-Wehmiller builds capital equipment and delivers consulting services, because what Bob will tell you is “building great[…]